From sunny L.A. to… Birmingham. Indeed, Robbie Keane has been loaned out by LA Galaxy to Aston Villa…
Of his move, the Irish captain said: "This is only short term, of course. But there has been a lot of speculation over the years linking my name to Villa and, finally, I'm here. I'm delighted to be back in the Premier League. I'm excited about it and I know I'll really enjoy my time here. It's only for two months, but I will do my absolute best. Villa are a great club, a club with a massive tradition and standing in the game. Villa Park is one of the finest stadiums I've ever played in."
Yes, but was it "a childhood dream" to play for Aston Villa, like it was to play for Coventry, Leeds, Spurs, Liverpool and Celtic?
No confirmation as to whether Claudine will be joining him.